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21/08/2002 6:34:04 PM

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Hi there,
wondering if anyone will share what their symptoms were when they were diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. Ten years ago, an MRI showed that I had a tiny 6 mm pituitary tumor. I was told that I had nothing to worry about but now I am feeling some of the same symptoms as back then, such as, headaches, dizziness and light headedness when I move my eyes in different directions.
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07/10/2002 7:42:58 PM

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You need to get this checked. I experienced similar symptoms. The tumor puts pressure on the optic nerve and causes visual impairment. I also had dizziness and light headedness. See your doctor. Ask for a referral to a neurosurgeon and opthamologist. They'll recommend and MRI or CT scan.
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09/11/2002 7:47:34 AM

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Hi,
I was also diagnosed with a pituitary tumor about
10 years ago. Along with the symptoms you have
just mentioned, in the begining my eyes became
very senstive to light. This would trigger more intense
headaches when I faced any source of light wether
natural or artificial. But the fact that you are feeling
some of the same symptoms as you did previously,
gets me a little worried. If you didn't get any treatment
for your tumor such as radiation or surgery, there's a
chance that it might have grown.
Are you getting any follow up MRI scans? If not I advise
you to call your doctor to make sure that he or she is
aware of what you are feeling so that you can find out
the problem before it gets worse.
I wish you luck,









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20/02/2003 9:46:16 AM

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Hi! I have a craniopharyngioma, a benign brain/pituirtary tumour. I have had five craniotomies for it. Right now, my last MRI shows no sign of residual tumour left.
The symptoms I had were: loss of peripheral vision; loss of my menstral cycle; headaches; prolactin discharge from the breast.
Since surgery I have lost my peripheral vision, but I no longer have headaches, and I have regained my menstrual cycle. So, things are looking up for me! I now have diabetes insipidus, and I am hypothyroid.
Hope your symptoms improve!
lasr
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26/01/2004 11:56:48 AM

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Helen, you can contac me at pam982000@yahoo.com
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30/03/2004 11:10:29 PM

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You should visit the forums at www.pituitarynetwork.com. I think you will find a lot of information there.
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27/04/2004 3:57:38 PM

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Hello!

I'm a 16 year old guy who lives in alberta and was diagnosed with a tumor when i was 2.5 yrs old. I am now feeling the same signs and symptoms and I am very worried for my self and my family. what should i do to help stop these symptoms for getting worse than they already are.
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25/10/2004 3:50:20 PM

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Hello my name is Marie-France. I was dagnosed with a pituitary tumour a few weeks ago by Cat Scan. I see the hormone specialist next friday to find out what is really going on. Side effects are the same as yours. Even though i've passed a visual field exam for peripheral vision and everything seems ok, i have problems moving my eyes in different directions. Arthritis is worse as pitutitary tumour seems to swell up all the body tissues. Reading about this i learned that we can retain water and salt. I'm swelled in the abdominal area. Same as you also i have lightheadedness and my balance is very unsteady.

Can you please give me your email so we can write that way instead of on this site. It's easier.
Here is mine
"madhuri@rogers.com
What's your name?
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16/06/2005 10:42:43 PM

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hello!!!!!
i was diagnosed with tumor pituitary adenoma just recently and my symptoms are:

DIZZY,woosey,lightheaded.
constantly tierd
little headaches
and the thing when u move ur eyes and its of balance does happen.

I hope you dont have a tumor again But If you do you can talk to me about it anytime.

lots of luv:brandy
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19/09/2005 9:36:13 PM

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Hi Helen,
I myself haven't gone through having a brain tumour, but my boyfriend of 6 years has. He was diagnosed with a pituitary tumour 3 months after we had met. Since it was in an area that they couldn't remove the tumour completely, it would return every six months or so. I lived with him for 3 years, so I know the symptoms he had. Not sure if its the same for everyone, as it could be in a slightly different area, but the symptoms he had included, dizziness, lightheadedness, general off balance, headaches, loss of appetite, loss of sexual desire and physical ability to do so(not quite sure if its the same for women). When it got really bad, he wouldn't be able to keep anything down. He had short term memory loss, and his vision kept getting worse. If you'd like to talk more, my email address is snow_angel_020@hotmail.com....anyone else reading this, feel free to email as well...as I also need support in coping with all of this. Thanks a bunch,
Sabrina
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